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Microsoft picks Acclivis to host SaaS solutions

Veronica C. Silva | July 4, 2013
Singapore-based firm is also aiming to become Centre of Excellence for Microsoft Cloud Operating Systems.

IT solutions provider Acclivis has been designated by Microsoft as its first Asian partner outside Australia and Japan to offer the Partner Hosted Productivity Cloud (PHPC) solution to customers. 

The PHPC enables the Singapore-based Acclivis to carry enterprise-grade Microsoft Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions using Microsoft Productivity Suite, which consists of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Lync. 

“This partnership combines the strength of Acclivis as one of the leading providers of world-class IT and cloud solutions with Microsoft’s familiar user interfaces and applications to deliver a great experience for customers in Singapore,” said Helene Auriol, managing director, Microsoft Singapore.

Because accessibility and security of data require a balancing act on the part of organisations, a secured private cloud that provides simplicity, agility and compliance is crucial. 

Addressing demands

Microsoft responds to this by enabling users access to emails, calendars and contacts; information process and knowledge sharing within the organisation; and intra-company communications. It further gives assurance of the minimal risks and cost-effectiveness of the service package. 

Acclivis, which is an SS507:2008-certified company, said that it meets all the stringent requirements set for business continuity and disaster recovery service providers to render effective and efficient disaster recovery services. 

Acclivis also offers customers a Tier-III+ Data Centre, 24/7 Network Operations Centre as well as an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-based 24/7 Service Desk with certified personnel to provide customers round-the-clock assistance. 

“This partnership with Microsoft will enable us to better address the demands and challenges faced by our customers, by offering them the benefits of cloud services and advantages of familiar software without additional costs and resources required to build and run their own private cloud,” said Marcus Cheng, chief executive officer, Acclivis Technologies and Solutions Pte. Ltd. 

Currently, Acclivis is working towards its recognition by Microsoft as the Centre of Excellence for Cloud Operating Systems. It is striving to attain this goal by progressively switching to Microsoft platforms. 

 

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